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Refuge Notebook: Warm summers prepare for spruce bark beetle return

...activity, which in turn should provide more winter browse for the Giant Kenai Moose, to borrow a term from the 1890s. Dr. Ed Berg retired as an ecologist from the US Fish & Wildlife Service in 2010. He will teach a course on Global Climate Change at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-09-10/refuge-notebook-warm-summers-pre
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Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...indigenous cultures.To make my case, I've drawn some information from a 2006 article coauthored by retired refuge ecologist Ed Berg and colleagues. Entitled "Holocene development of boreal forests and fire regimes on the Kenai Lowlands of Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-10/refuge-notebook-tracking-time-in
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Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...spruce, not beetle-killed white spruce. The fire footprint was better defined by the "ghosts of fires past". Dr. Ed Berg and Andy DeVolder, both previously on our staff, used carbon-14 dating of charcoal and tree-ring dating of fire-scarred...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-12-0
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Refuge Notebook: Geologists determine age of Bluff Point Landslide

Many Homerites remember when they first came down the Sterling Highway and stopped at the Baycrest Overlook. The view of Kachemak Bay, the mountains and Cook Inlet is totally commanding and can reset a humble traveler's life priorities in a heartbeat.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-21/refuge-notebook-geologists-deter
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Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...an aside, Sphagnum bergianum was also collected for the first time at Headquarters Lake and was so named to honor Dr. Ed Berg, the long-time Refuge ecologist who retired two years ago. We have our very own species of birch tree, Betula kenaica...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-09-12/marketing-kenai-int-he-science-w
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Nunataks and Noah's Ark

...alaskana), arctic pennycress (Thlaspi arcticum), and dunhead sedge (Carex phaeocephala). In 2007, refuge biologists Ed Berg, Matt Bowser and I visited three nunataks in the Harding Icefield to survey vegetation, arthropods, and soil. These...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031111/out_798126769.shtml
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Peninsula changing, getting drier, warmer, biologist says

...presented data compiled from a variety of sources and studies, most of which was collected by now-retired refuge ecologist Ed Berg. Berg's data showed the area has been warmer and drier in the last four decades. "We've lost over two inches a year...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-19/peninsula-changing-getting-drier-war
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Refuge Notebook: Reed canary grass is marching forward on Peninsula

...unwelcome immigrants in check, if we are each a bit more conscious about what we plant and what we import into Alaska. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge since 1993. * n n Previous Refuge Notebook articles can be...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/070210/out_617217583.shtml
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Refuge Notebook: Birch protected from hares, sauna bathers, but not moose

...and many of these biologically active compounds probably have as yet unknown human applications of some form or another. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge since 1993. Ed will be teaching his weekly 1-credit "Geology...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072310/out_681679197.shtml
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Refuge Notebook: Common weed plantain a wonderful healing herb

...plantain stories on the Internet, and a Google search on "plantain salve" will bring up recipes for home preparation. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge since 1993. Ed will be teaching his weekly 1-credit "Geology...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/073010/out_688557480.shtml
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